Cisco partners with COP26 to support a more inclusive and sustainable future


SAN JOSE, California, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / –

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Summary of the news:

  • Cisco is proud to announce its partnership with COP26, the world climate conference held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021

  • In an effort to increase inclusiveness and support resiliency, Cisco will provide the technology to securely connect both onsite delegates and authorized registered delegates who cannot be onsite, through Webex.

  • By partnering with the UK government, Legislate for Webex will support COP26 as crucial negotiations take place between world leaders

Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is proud to announce its partnership with COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, UK, from October 31 to November 12, 2021. Throughout the event, Cisco technology will support inclusive debate and discussion on issues critical to the future of our planet.

Cisco is proud to announce its partnership with COP26

For those in Glasgow, advanced and secure Cisco networking technology will provide connectivity throughout the site. For those joining virtually, where permitted for delegates who cannot be onsite, Webex will connect discussions, facilitate side conversations and press conferences. To promote inclusive and representative results, almost all of the 3,000 physical sessions planned for COP26 will include a digital component, supported by partner Cisco Gold ITGL.

“Cisco is proud to help policymakers and their teams around the world join the most important climate negotiations to date. We believe that it is up to all of us to ensure that the future is inclusive, ”said Fran Katsoudas, Head of Human Resources, Policy and Goals, Cisco. “The steps we take to protect our planet today are critical to achieving this mission. This is a defining moment for climate policy and the future of our planet, so we are incredibly proud to partner with COP26. “

Legislate for Webex is a platform specially designed to facilitate secure hybrid discussions for policy makers. Cisco partners, ITGL and Davra, have developed a customized version of Législate for Webex for the specific needs of COP26.

Spontaneous ad hoc chats can be facilitated with secure Webex sessions. Live interpretation and closed captioning are also available through Legislate for Webex, supporting multilingual participation. Webex’s industry-leading security combined with the customizable nature of Legislation for Webex makes it the ideal platform to host the COP26 talks that define the future.

To help deliver a seamless connectivity experience to up to 25,000 in-person participants over two weeks, Cisco will deliver cutting-edge secure network technologies, integrated with the powerful visibility and network intelligence of Cisco ThousandEyes. All networking technology used for the event will be reused to ensure that no equipment is wasted.

COP President-designate Alok Sharma said: “I am delighted to welcome Cisco to the COP26 family as a partner of the United Nations climate conference to be held in Glasgow. We are committed to hosting a safe and secure face-to-face summit and our work with Cisco is a critical part of that. I look forward to working with Cisco and all of our partners ahead of the summit to ensure a COP26. “

Wendy mars, President, Cisco Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia added, “Cisco has developed the most inclusive platform for meeting and event attendees to interact, whether they are attending in person or virtually. We are extremely proud of our team and partners in Europe who have worked to provide the most secure and inclusive experience for COP26, seat of the most important climate negotiations. Our technology and innovations are an essential part of the green and digital transition that will contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future for all. “

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Cisco COP26 Climate Partner

Cisco COP26 Climate Partner

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